Pacific University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$50,884
4% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$33,472
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.528%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
92.3%
2,759 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
3,559
90.3% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
66.1%
285 Graduates

About

Pacific University is a higher education institution located in Washington County, OR. In 2022, the most popular Professional Doctorate concentrations at Pacific University were Pharmacy (96 degrees awarded), Optometry (85 degrees), and Clinical Psychology (54 degrees).

In 2022, 1,235 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Pacific University. 70.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 29.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (544 degrees), 4.73 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (115 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Pacific University is $50,884, which is $26,888 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Pacific University is $50,884, which is $26,888 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $33,472.

In 2022, 91% of undergraduate students attending Pacific University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 81% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$50,884
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Pacific University was $50,884. The cost of tuition at Pacific University is $26,888 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$33,472
2022 Value
0.152%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Pacific University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $33,472. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Pacific University grew by 0.152%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,660
Room and Board
$1,050
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Pacific University was of $11,660 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 3.52% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,050. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

91%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
81%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

91% of undergraduate students at Pacific University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 4.21% with respect to 2021, when 95% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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0.528%
2019 Default Rate
6
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Pacific University was 0.528%, which represents 6 out of the 1137 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Pacific University received 2,759 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 21.8% annual growth. Out of those 2,759 applicants, 2,546 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 92.3% acceptance rate.

There were 3,559 students enrolled at Pacific University in 2022. 8% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Pacific University has an overall enrollment yield of 15.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

92.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
2,546
Accepted Out of 2,759

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Pacific University was 92.3% (2,546 admissions from 2,759 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 91%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 21.8%, while admissions grew by 23.4%..

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SAT Scores

8%
Submission Percentage (2022)
32
Scores Submitted (2022)

8% of enrolled first-time students at Pacific University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Pacific University had a total enrollment of 3,559 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Pacific University is 3,215 students and the part-time enrollment is 344. This means that 90.3% of students enrolled at Pacific University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Pacific University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 47.1% White, 14.1% Hispanic or Latino, 13.5% Asian, 7.78% Two or More Races, 1.69% Black or African American, 1.52% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.45% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Pacific University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (26.6%), followed by White Male (17.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (10.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.7%), followed by White Male (12.4%) and Asian Female (11.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

90.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Pacific University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,559 students. The full-time enrollment at Pacific University is 3,215 and the part-time enrollment is 344. This means that 90.3% of students enrolled at Pacific University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

77%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Pacific University was 77%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Pacific University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,675 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    501 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    479 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Pacific University is 47.1% White, 14.1% Hispanic or Latino, 13.5% Asian, 7.78% Two or More Races, 1.69% Black or African American, 1.52% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.45% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 342 students (9.61%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 507 more women than men received degrees from Pacific University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Pacific University is white (544 degrees awarded). There were 4.73 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (115 degrees).

The most common Professional Doctorate concentration at Pacific University is Pharmacy (96 degrees awarded), followed by Optometry (85 degrees) and Clinical Psychology (54 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Pacific University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Psychology (189 degrees awarded), English (39 degrees), and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (42 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Pacific University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,776,266 people), Registered nurses (1,510,234 people), Secondary school teachers (547,319 people), Education administrators (349,388 people), and Other managers (297,560 people).

The most specialized majors at Pacific University in 2022 are Psychology (189 degrees awarded), English (39 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (42 degrees), Health (509 degrees), and Education (140 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Pacific University are Surgeons, Physicians, Nurse anesthetists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Pacific University are Psychology (189 degrees awarded), English (39 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (42 degrees), Health (509 degrees), and Education (140 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Pacific University are Elementary & secondary schools (3,406,164 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,824,984 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (630,223 people), Outpatient care centers (467,866 people), and Offices of physicians (288,746 people).

The most specialized majors at Pacific University are Psychology (189 degrees awarded), English (39 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (42 degrees), Health (509 degrees), and Education (140 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Pacific University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 43 degrees awarded
  2. 42 degrees awarded
  3. 42 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Pacific University was General Psychology with 43 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

364
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
871
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 364 degrees were awarded to men at Pacific University, which is 0.418 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (871).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 36 degrees were awarded to men at Pacific University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.64 times more than the 22 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 88 degrees were awarded to men at Pacific University in Clinical Psychology, which is 4 times more than the 22 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

58%
100% Completion Time
64%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 58% of students graduating from Pacific University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 64% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 64% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Pacific University is Female and Black or African American (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 4.91% of graduates (14 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    544 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    115 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    106 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Pacific University is white (544 degrees awarded). There were 4.73 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (115 degrees).

24.9% of degree recipients (308 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    389 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    155 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Female
    85 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Pacific University is white female (389 degrees awarded). There were 2.51 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (155 degrees).

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Operations

Pacific University has an endowment valued at nearly $57.1M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNk (−1.19%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Pacific University had a total salary expenditure of 133M. Pacific University employs 105 Assistant professors, 83 Professors and 76 Associate professors. Most academics at Pacific University are Female Assistant professor (74), Male Professor (46), and Female Associate professor (41).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pacific University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 137 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 73 employees, and Management with 53 employees.

Endowment

$57.1M
2022 Endowment
34.3%
decline from 2021

Pacific University has an endowment valued at about $57.1M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Pacific University declined 34.3% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $10.6M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$63.1M
2022 Salaries
2.26%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Pacific University paid a median of $63.1M in salaries, which represents 47.4% of their overall expenditure ($133M) and a 2.26% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$23.2M
Instructional Salaries
272
Number of Employees

In 2022, Pacific University paid a total of $23.2M to 272 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
105 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
137 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Pacific University were Assistant professor with 105 employees, Professor with 83 employees, and Associate professor with 76 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pacific University were Office and Administrative Support with 137 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 73 employees, and Management with 53 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Pacific University was Female Assistant professor with 74 employees, Male Professor with 46 employees, and Female Associate professor with 41 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Pacific University.

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